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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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A haughty black ipa with a bit of pent-up attitude for those "special" days. Our addicting little black IPA using Belgian dark malts and dry-hopped for intense aroma. 7.6% ABV and 85 IBU’s. Release some bottled-up Anger and learn to enjoy life a little.

Grain: Maris Otter, Munich, Crystal 10L, Crystal 60L, British Chocolate, Carafa III, Wheat Malt Hops: Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade Yeast: American-style Ale yeast


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
What seems to be an over carbonated bottle, settles quickly to a thin tan sheen. The pitch black color looks very much like a stout and smells spicy like root beer. The beer is very hops forward, with the maltiness lacking on the back end. I hate to say it but this could use a little more balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Sampler on tap at the brewpub (Sawyer, MI). Pours a dark blackish brown hue, near opaque with glowing brownish edghes, a frothy offwhite head sits atop, laces small. Aromas are roasty malts and citrusy hops, florals, and toast. Some anise, subtle, and some good hops. Initial is medium bodied offering some ok roast and toast, a healthy citrusy hops. Grapefruit, lemons, oranges, florals cache into roast, toast, some subtle dark sweetness. A really great Black IPA, healthy hops of citrusy life with roast, toast, and a lack of body (which works in it’s favor). Darker and roasty with a copious American hop slant. Finish is roasty, hoppy, lingering citrus and dryness. Very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap at brewery. Faint smoke, hops, molasses aroma. Cola brown, ruby tine, small creamy tan head. Dark roasted malt and hops. Dry chalky finish. There seems to be something a little overly sweet in the malt. In fact, most of the GB beers I tried had the same distinctive overly sweet malt flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7738) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Tap. Woody smoky malt aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Slightly sweet dark chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice balance.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1337) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours brown with ruby highlights. Concentric lacing. Aroma has that great grassy hop smell, some roasted maltiness, some chocolate. Taste does not follow through as well, more citrusy, some caramel, some malt. It has a bit of an off flavor (spiced?). Finishes medium. Very fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Opaque deep brown body, thin ring of cream-colored carbonation. Nose of dry roasted malts and charred hops. Dry, creamy body, thin and acidic with huge notes of roasted coffee and hints of brown sugar and red wine. Finishes with a medley of tannic leafy hops. Quite complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bruwery (35) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2011
On tap at Hopcat. This one has lots of hops in the nose. The taste is quite good. The 7.6% ABV is not disguised; I think the average palate would guess it to be in that range. Worth popping into the brewery, but deep beneath the surface I can still feel an odd, stale bread sort of house flavor that I’ve noticed in their other beers. Also, slightly unbalanced. I think they’ve gone too far with the bittering hops and overpowered what I want from the malt. ??? Is it really me writing this? I don’t know what to say. As it warmed, though, the balance improved. Very enjoyable, yet, like the others, not as complex as I might expect. I would certainly drink it again, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
growler... dark brown with a light tan head, held up good for a growler... this is on the roastier spectrum for a black ipa but if you enjoy that you’re going to love this, excellent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2011
tap at greenbush. anger. black ipa. 7.6. black with buff beige head. roasted coffee and chocolate, slight pine in the nose. flavor is more subtle and has more of a grapefruit aspect to it. still has charred malt and a touch of smoke. good. 747314

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6084) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Tap: Deep brown hue with purplish highlights topped by a small fading head. The aroma is quite striking: catty, resiny, leafy, minty, grapefruit, mango, light hop spice, Carafa and ashy, toasted, chocolate, coffee and biscuity malts. The taste is fruity (citrus and plum) with a burnt coffee and ashy undertone. Some chocolate, caramel and nutty tones before a slight clove and pepper hop spice finish. Well done Black IPA has it is not astringent but displays hop characteristics cleanly. The mouth feel is lively, sharp and moderately carbonated that keeps it fresh, slight ashy finish. Overall very solid offering and quite yummy, had two pint glasses of this.


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